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Ever since Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner in 1982, the writings of Philip K Dick have been a rich source of inspiration for Hollywood. Brimming with paranoia, mind-bending concepts, unpredictable and surreal imagery; his counterculture generating novels and short stories have often proved alarmingly prescient for modern audiences.

Now, as the Sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams streams on Stan., here are the best, and worst, adaptations of the author’s greatest work.

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Some people enjoy a good scare, but could do without all the spurting claret. If you're sick to death of so-called "torture porn" movies, this list of violence-lite chillers will provide the willies you crave without grossing you out in the process.

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Nearly every Nintendo Switch owner I've spoken to has professed their love for the portable console. And while its slick design allows for convenient local multiplayer using the pint-sized, removable Joy-Con controllers attached to either side, they aren't exactly comfortable to hold. Luckily, Nintendo's latest 4.00 software update for the Switch lets you use one of the most beloved controllers of consoles past: The Gamecube controller.

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Did your parents ever encourage you to play less video games while growing up? Ours too. Doubtlessly, they thought it was a waste of time that could be better spent playing and learning outdoors. After all, what can jumping on Goombas and firing hadoukens possibly teach you about the real world?

As it turns out, quite a lot. Here are the real-life skills and lessons we've picked up during a lifetime of gaming: from telling left from right to understanding the importance of imagination.

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If your kids can't stop talking about Barbie, King Julien, My Little Pony, Beat Bugs or Pokemon, some of the popular children's shows on Netflix, turn on the streaming platform on their birthdays and watch them flip out. Last month Netflix "Birthdays On Demand", a series of 15 two-minute videos featuring birthday greetings from kids' favourite characters. (The videos aren't personalised, but kids probably won't mind.)

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With the release of Stranger Things season 2 just days away, plenty of us are PREPARING TO BINGE.

It's interesting how the idea of 'binging' has just become part of our entertainment lexicon -- and it's growing dramatically. Binge watching has grown 20 fold over the last four years.

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Every month, Netflix messes with its lineup, adding content both familiar and novel to its streaming service, and this November is no different. Netflix is bringing some beloved films and shows to its online catalogue this month, along with a few Netflix Originals. Be prepared to say goodbye to some cinematic masterpieces (depending on who you ask), along with some films that, frankly, should only be streamed as a last resort.

Shared from Gizmodo

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At New York Comic Con, during the Star Trek: Discovery panel, Alex Kurtzman said something that I've been thinking about a lot. He said that you couldn't do "City on the Edge of Forever" now, because Kirk would have to spend a whole season mourning Edith Keeler.

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You know that creepy urban legend you heard about that thing in your town? Yeah, someone is probably telling that very same story in another part of the country right now. Here's why everybody seems to know the same spooky stories, no matter where they are.

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I rely on one song to be my psych-up music before job interviews: the theme from the 2011 video game Skyrim. The only place I've found the right version of this song is on YouTube -- the midi and orchestral arrangements just don't cut it. But every time I'm in one of these high-stakes moments, I inevitably navigate away from YouTube, or just lock my phone and the stirring chants of Dovahkiin! abruptly cut out.

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From Hulu to Netflix to HBO, there are enough streaming services online to make your head spin, which isn't helpful when you're trying to binge-watch your favorite shows. That's why BitMar Unlimited Streaming is becoming a go-to choice for those looking organise all their viewing options in one place, and now lifetime subscriptions are on sale for over half-off the usual price.

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In Norse Mythology, Ragnarök – the twilight of the Gods – isn’t the end of all things, but rather, a chance for the world to begin anew. It’s an apt title for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which takes the director’s boisterous energy and invigorates one of Marvel’s weakest franchises.

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Halloween is the best holiday; this is a fact. Kids get to dress up like minions or a Frozen or whatever, stay out late and -- unless their neighbours hand out toothpaste, an act somehow not punishable by law -- eat a truly unconscionable amount of lollies. Adults can do all of the above and get drunk while watching horror movies, which is my preferred way to observe the day.

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We're five episodes into the latest instalment of the Star Trek television canon. Despite some weirdness about the Klingons appearance and the way they speak, I think Star Trek: Discovery has the potential to be the best Star Trek series put to air. Some, perhaps many, will disagree but after just five episodes, I've seen enough to make me think this could take the franchise into places Gene Roddenberry never went before.